May 20, 2012

Mexican investigators widened a probe into military corruption in the drug war,
holding retired General Ricardo Escorcia and retired Lieutenant
Colonel Silvio Hernandez in custody for alleged ties to a

The judge ordered them to a detention center in Mexico City
for 40 days while evidence is gathered, a spokesman from the
Federal Attorney General’s Office said Sunday.

A total of four high ranking military officers have been
arrested and held this week in connection with the probe.

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